Supports the NDIS will fund in relation to employment.
About the NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing community inclusion and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has been established to implement the NDIS.
What supports related to employment will the NDIS fund?
Many NDIS participants will be employed or seeking employment. The NDIS, employers and employment assistance services will all play an important role in supporting a participant’s employment.
Supports funded by the NDIS
The NDIS will fund supports to help participants with employment where these are beyond the requirements of employment services and employers. The NDIS will also fund supports the participant would require regardless of the activity they are undertaking. This includes:
• assisting participants who are not eligible for Disability Employment Services (DES) or Job Services Australia (JSA) to build their skills and capacity to participate in employment, as well as help to find and maintain employment
• personal care or assistance with transport where the participant requires these supports regardless of the activity they are undertaking
• assistive technology devices such as wheelchairs, personal communication devices or a hearing aid
• supported employment, such as services offered by Australian Disability Enterprises.
For a full NDIS Fact Sheet on Employment supports click the link below.